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Windows Server 2016


November 18, 2017  9:08 AM

Cannot verify the file SHA256 when installing package

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
containers, Windows Server 2016

I’m doing some work requiring containers and decided to use Server 1709 as it has some significant changes when compared to Server 2016. The documentation - 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

November 17, 2017  12:01 PM

Windows update change in Server 1709

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows Server 2016

When Windows Server 2016 was introduced a very nice CIM class was provided to work with Windows Updates. If you wanted to scan for available updates you could do something like this:

$ci = New-CimInstance -Namespace root/Microsoft/Windows/WindowsUpdate -ClassName MSFT_WUOperationsSession...


November 1, 2017  11:00 AM

Administrative absurdity

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows Server 2016

Project Honolulu is Microsoft’s brand new, still under development, browser based admin tool. It can’t use Internet Explorer - it only supports Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Windows Server 2016 (and all earlier versions of Windows Server) only has Internet Explorer. MS Edge isn’t...


October 27, 2017  1:37 PM

Windows 2016 1709 release

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows Server 2016

The Windows 2016 1709 release is the first of the semi-annual updates for Windows Server – interestingly its referred to as Windows Server 1709 in the documentation. Its now available for download through your Software Assurance channels and Windows evaluation centre. MSDN subscribers can...


June 24, 2017  11:07 AM

Nano server changes

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
containers, Windows Server 2016

Nano server is the small, really small, footprint install version of Windows Server that was introduced with Server 2016. Nano server changes are coming. it has a limited number of roles available to to install – much like the original version of Server core. Recent announcements -...


December 22, 2016  1:54 PM

Applying updates through WSUS

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
CIM, Powershell, Windows Server 2016, WMI

I like to keep the virtual machines in my test lab up to date so have a WSUS server to download and manage updates. The difficulty is applying the updates. With Windows 2012 R2 I used a module that would contact the WSUS server and apply the updates – the was especially useful on server core...


November 17, 2016  10:16 AM

New PowerShell console on Server Core

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Powershell, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016

Server Core is great for reducing the footprint of your VMs – Nano server is smaller but it can’t be a domain controller One draw back to server core is that you only get a single console. If you hang that for any reason you have to either try and open another one (Hyper-V console greys out...


November 5, 2016  10:59 AM

Creating a new AD forest

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Active Directory, Powershell, Windows Server 2016

As I’ve completely rebuilt my demo/lab machine I need to re-create the Active Directory This is now so simple even on a server core machine First install the roles and features needed Add-WindowsFeature -Name AD-Domain-Services, RSAT-AD-PowerShell, DNS, RSAT-DNS-Server, DHCP,...


September 26, 2016  7:53 PM

Windows Server 2016 launches

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows Server 2016

The launch of Windows Server 2016 has been announced at Ignite - 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 1, 2016  6:31 AM

Does Microsoft hate wireless?

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway
Windows 10, Windows Server 2016

Not having a lot of success with Windows new builds and wireless adapters this year. First off Windows 2016 TP5 didn’t work with wireless – needed to install a patch to get it working. It still drops the connection when machine is powered down but while a pain is easy to remedy. Windows...


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